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Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • I am interested as well. We have someone but he never seems to be available and always talks about retiring soon. A bit disturbing since he is much younger than we are. Thank you for your post.

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34 hours ago

Chad Horwedel posted 4 photos to Flickr:

46 hours ago

Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park

200 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 8, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

100 block of E. Balbo Dr. on November 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.

500 block of S. Michigan Ave. on November 12, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. 

    Groups of Teen Robbers Targeting Pedestrians Near Grant Park
    As shoppers, tourists and residents flock to downtown Chicago this holiday season, police are warning of groups of teenage robbers targeting pedestrians in the popular Grant Park area. The co-ed groups have robbed tourists and residents walking at night along Michigan Avenue between Congress and Balbo, including in Grant Park, police said in a community alert.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 days ago

Holiday Hotel Packages in Downtown Chicago

This historic downtown Chicago hotel, The Blackstone (636 S Michigan Ave) takes you around the world with the City Lights & Tree Lights package. Your stay includes tickets to the world-renowned Christmas Around the World exhibit and a holiday cocktail.

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You may not be able to fly to Jamaica, but Hard Rock Hotel (230 N Michigan Ave) wants you to feel like you have with their Jamaican Stay-cation. This Caribbean-themed package includes:

Experience a must-see tradition and journey inside Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair with Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined classic through “A Night At The Nutcracker package” at the JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W Adams St.

Take the stress out of the holidays with a stay at the charming Talbott Hotel, 20 E Delaware Place, this season. Their Holiday (Off)Season Package not only picks up your packages for you, it also provides relaxation for your wearie bones with an in-room foot massage:

    Holiday Hotel Packages in Downtown Chicago
    While this season is all about giving and sharing, it's also important to take time for yourself. What better way to do that than with a stay at a deluxe downtown Chicago hotel?
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

2 days ago

Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park

The first robbery was reported about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the 200 block of East Balbo Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100...

...Drive, police said. The next happened one day later about the same time in the 100 block of East Balbo Drive on Nov. 9, police said. The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8...

...The final robbery was reported on Nov. 12 about 8:05 p.m. in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop neighborhood, police said...

    Police: violent robberies reported in Grant Park
    Chicago police are warning people about three violent robberies that happened in or near Grant Park during several evenings this month. In the robberies, a group of up to 10 teenage boys and girls approached people on the sidewalk, punched them in the head and kicked them on the ground, according to a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Installation Of Two (2) G2O 3500lb.cap, 350 FPM, 6-Floor ( 1-front/6-rear Openings) Passenger Elevators #5 & #6. One (1) G2S 2500lb.cap, 200 FPM, 6-Floor, Passenger Elevator #7. Pursuant To The Plans Submitted And Referenced Building Permit For 56 Floor Building.

    808 S. Michigan Ave. Issued November 14, 2017 Comment

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    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING 2ND FLOOR BALLROOM ADJACENT PRE-FUNCTION SPACE AND 3RD FLOOR GREEN ROOM, INCLUDING EXISTING RESTROOM, AS PER PLAN.**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    720 S. Michigan Ave. Issued November 13, 2017 Comment

4 days ago

ridvan9 posted 6 photos to Flickr:

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    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

5 days ago

Girl, 16, arrested after three people attacked near Grant Park

The attack occurred around 8:05 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Michigan.  Police said a group of 8 to 10 people approached the victims, knocked them to the ground and stole their belongings.

    Girl, 16, arrested after three people attacked near Grant Park
    A 16-year-old girl was arrested after a large group beat and robbed three people on South Michigan Avenue near Grant Park, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Teen Girl Charged With Violent Robbery Near Grant Park

About 8:05 p.m., a group of between eight and 10 males and females approached three people in the 500 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago Police. The three victims were knocked to the ground and the suspects stole their personal property.

    Teen Girl Charged With Violent Robbery Near Grant Park
    About 8:05 p.m., a group of between eight and 10 males and females approached three people in the 500 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago Police. The three victims were knocked to the ground and the suspects stole their personal property.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 09

Updated 5 days ago

Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

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Police: 3 robbed by group near Roosevelt University campus

Police said the three victims were approached by a group of eight to 10 male and female offenders in the 500-block of South Michigan Avenue just after 8 p.m. Sunday. The group struck the victims and knocked them to the ground, took their personal property and fled, according to police.

    Police: 3 robbed by group near Roosevelt University campus
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police are investigating the robbery of three people by a large group near Roosevelt University campus in downtown Chicago Sunday night. Police said the three victims were approached by a group of eight to 10 male and female offenders in the 500-block of South Michigan Avenue just after 8 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

timp37 posted 2 photos to Flickr:

6 days ago

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 12

Nenad Spasojevic posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

paolomarcon posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two...

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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 09

The former South Michigan Avenue headquarters...

The former South Michigan Avenue headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Co. would be designated as an official City of Chicago landmark under a recommendation submitted to City Council yesterday by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Located at 820 S. Michigan Ave., the 11-story building was completed in 1971 for the company founded in 1942 by influential African-American entrepreneur John H. Johnson, who over the next six decades turned the organization into the largest Black-owned company in the nation. Johnson's "Ebony" and "Jet" magazines celebrated achievement and success by African Americans, who were largely ignored or stereotyped by the mainstream media throughout the 20th century. In addition to publishing, the company branched out into fashion, cosmetics, radio and television. The international style, 110,000-square-foot building was designed by African-American architect John Warren Moutoussamy, who studied architecture under Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He later became the first African-American to become a managing partner at a large Chicago architecture firm when he joined Dubin, Dubin, Black & Moutoussamy. "The Johnson Publishing Building is an important part of Chicago's and our nation's history and this landmark designation will ensure its story is remembered for generations to come," said Alderman Sophia King, co-sponsor of the designation. The designation, which was recommended by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in October 2017, would protect all exterior elevations and rooflines fronting Michigan Avenue and the iconic "Ebony Jet" sign on the roof.

    Sophia D. King
    The former South Michigan Avenue headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Co. would be designated as an official City of Chicago landmark under a recommendation submitted to City Council yesterday by...
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Nov 09

Nov 06

Sprawling 71st-floor penthouse in Helmut Jahn’s ‘1000M’ tower wants $8.1M

...skyline. The building is slated for a 32,000-square-foot surface parking lot at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue, across from Grant Park. A nearby sales gallery showcasing the project’s 323 condominiums opened...

...Park. A nearby sales gallery showcasing the project’s 323 condominiums opened this summer at 1006 S. Michigan...

    Penthouse condo in Helmut Jahn's '1000M' asks $8.1M
    Still months away from breaking ground, Chicago's 832-foot-tall 1000M condo tower is steadily ramping up its marketing efforts. Over the weekend, the first residential unit in the upcoming skyscraper-a nearly 5,500-square-foot penthouse on the 71st floor-hit the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for an eye-watering $8.1 million.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Nov 06

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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